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Uses of Pineapple: 8 Ways to use Pineapple as a Medicine

Uses of Pineapple: Pineapple is one of the loving and delicious fruit that originated from South America and now the whole world is a fan of this tropical healthy fruit.

Eating a handful of pineapple chunks contains enough vitamin B, vitamin C, and other useful nutrients and minerals like manganese, potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, copper, folate, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, carbs, iron, etc.

Pineapple is rich in antioxidants with low in calories and it treats various health issues like respiratory diseases, digestion trouble, infections, cold and flu, parasites, and boost up immunity.

One can drink fresh pineapple juice or can eat simply. Adding pineapple in the diet chart can help in weight loss and prevent cancer too, isn’t that’s great news.

Pineapple has amazing medicinal properties that directly treat our health troubles and in this article, we will discuss uses of pineapple as medicine so let’s have a closer look at that:-

Uses of pineapple:

1. Helpful for weight loss:

People who want to lose their weight naturally must add pineapple in their regular diet. It contains a lot of water and components that burn excess body fat.

How to take:

  • Pineapple helps to lower the sweets carving that you often feel after eating or just like that. Just eat a bowl of fresh sliced pineapple instead of eating sweets or junk food.
  • Pineapple includes many superb components that cut excess body weight.   

2. Treat cold and flu:

Cold flu and cough are quite common and spreads rapidly one to another person. The bromelain and vitamin C help reducing mucus from the respiratory system and treat cold and cough naturally.    

How to take:

Many studies have proved that pineapple can cure cough and cold symptoms and you can easily prepare a remedy by using pineapple and other ingredients to treat cough. What you need to do:-

  • Take 2 nicely diced pineapple cubes and add this into the blander.
  • Add a tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger, and some lime juice in the blender and blend it well and make a smooth paste of it.
  • Take 1 tsp of this syrup twice or thrice in a day and repeat until you get relief from cough.

ALSO READ: Remedies for Cold and Cough in Babies

3. Improves Digestion:

Eating pineapple on a regular basis can cure constipation due to bromelain and vitamin C cleanses the bowel tract and let the things move out. It also improves digestive health and provokes good bacteria in your intestine.  

How to take:

  • For enhancing digestive health you should eat freshly well-ripped yellow sliced or cubed pineapple between your meals. 
  • The wonderful enzyme bromelain works great and treats abdominal discomfort, bloating acidity, and indigestion or difficulty with digestion.
  • Moreover, pineapple is rich in fiber that works as a colon cleanser and plays an essential role to maintain digestive health.

4. Treat Arthritis:

Pineapple has an anti-inflammatory property with great nutrients that treat arthritis and joint pain and inflammation.  

How to take:

  • Bromelain has anti-inflammatory components that relieve joint pain and inflammation.
  • There are many types of arthritis and studies show that bromelain can reduce pain and inflammation so it cures common arthritis symptoms.   
  • You just need to drink one glass of pineapple juice an empty stomach and drink it slowly. You can also add some carrots or lime juice that is optional. 

5. Maintain Blood Pressure:

Potassium and copper both are good vasodilator that regulates the blood circulation and prevents clotting and blockage in the veins that are good for our cardiac health and it has no calories so maintains cholesterol level too. 

How to take:

Pineapple contains potassium and a balanced amount of sodium and that is required for maintaining blood pressure level or hypertension and as we know millions of people are fighting of hypertension and depend on medicines. What you need to do:-

  • Take 2 cups of freshly cubed pineapple, half cup of cubed beetroot, half cup of fresh orange juice, 1 cup of almond milk, and a handful of fresh celery leaves.
  • Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend for a few minutes to make a smoothie.
  • Drink 1 glass of this smoothie regularly whenever you want except in the night and always make it fresh don’t store for later use.
  • Repeat this remedy daily for a few weeks and you will see miraculous changes in your health. If you are allergenic to any ingredient avoid it. 

ALSO READ: 13 Foods to Avoid with High Blood Pressure

6. Prevent Cancer:

Cancer causes oxidative stress and uncontrolled cell development in the body and sometimes the situation becomes worse and thousands of people die every year due to cancer.

Bromelain is a special component that reduces oxidative stress and prevents cancer and only regular consumption can protect you from cancer.       

How to take:

  • Various experiments show that pineapple can lower the oxidative stress that causes cancerous cells. It stimulates the growth of white blood cells and the enzyme bromelain provokes cancerous cell’s death.
  • You have to add pineapple in your regular diet or fresh pineapple juice will also work out.
  • Eat pineapple or drink 1 glass pineapple juice without adding sugar regularly.   

7. Expels Intestinal Parasite

Not only pineapple fruit is healthy but its skin is also beneficial to expel worms that exist in the intestine especially in toddlers and children.

How to Take:

  • Peel the pineapple skin and cut it roughly.
  • Now, take 3 glass of water and boil it and add pineapple skin into the water and boil it for 20 to 30 minutes on the low medium flame.
  • After, 30 minutes, strain the water and let it cool down for a few minutes and drink it slowly. You can also add some honey for increasing the taste.

8. Uses of Pineapple as an Immune Booster:

Pineapple is loaded with antioxidants that provoke white blood cells and immunity as well.

Eating a cup of sliced pineapple can provide tremendous health and prepare your body to fight with various bacteria and viruses.   

How to take:

Many studies have proved that pineapple can boost up the immune system and you can easily prepare a remedy by using pineapple and other ingredients.

Pineapple, ginger, and turmeric Immune booster recipe:

Conclusion:

Nature has provided such a unique fruit only we are unaware of its use and advantages. Though, things have their own disadvantages too like eating raw unripe pineapple can cause many troubles to your health.

Always choose yellow ripped pineapple for eating or for extracting juice. One can easily recognize unripe and ripe pineapple and the taste of ripe pineapple is out of the world.

We hope you will like this information. Uses of pineapple as a medicine will help you to stay healthy. If you don’t like pineapple much then think again and accept it as a good friend of you.   

Dr Maria

MD Board Certified physician 8 years of experience in health care Former Naturopath at UK Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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